How a Zebra Mussel Convinced Me To Get a Vasectomy

‘It’s amazing what we let our teachers teach us’

By Charlie Foster, Jake Hollomon, and John Pavlus

O n Feb. 19, 2012, journalist Charlie Foster told a deeply personal and thoughtful story to a rapt audience of complete strangers. The event was part of Story Collider, a monthly series of live shows where people tell stories about how science has affected their lives. Nautilus and Story Collider worked together to turn the audio recording of that event into the animated video below.